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Kate’s Favorite Pics

Hurray for Kathy Faberge, my Blog Giveaway Winner of the stunning 43” Amish-made table runner from Lancaster County, PA, and her choice of one of my signed books. Thanks to all who entered the giveaway. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you! Built on a...

Anticipation

Anticipation

A few short weeks away is the release of my new book, A Letter from Lancaster County! I like to think of myself as a patient person, but truth is I don’t like all this waiting. Long lines at the grocery store are not my favorite, but I usually chat with people and...

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Jen, the winner of the two adorable Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County, PA, plus a signed copy of a novel from The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy: Leaving Lancaster, its sequel Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish. Many thanks to all who...

Too Late for Spring Cleaning?

Too Late for Spring Cleaning?

Am I the only one who has hung on to arts and crafts projects their children did while in elementary school? Why can't I give myself permission to toss some of them away? On the top shelf of a basement closet, an open cardboard box contains many drawings. Up too high...

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Three cheers for Patti Gallagher, winner of the two lovely Amish-made Oven Mitts and a Tea Towel from Lancaster, PA, plus her choice of one signed novel from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy: Leaving Lancaster, its sequel  Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever...

Favorite Family Meals

Favorite Family Meals

Every day after school my mother would serve my sister and me tea and cinnamon toast. Sitting at the kitchen table is where our real conversations took place. I tried to emulate her when our boys came home from school, which I realize working moms can’t do. A snack...

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About Kate

Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.

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